PSHE and Our World
‘Inspiring inquisitive minds in preparation for life’s challenges and opportunities. ‘
- Ellen Pavey – PSHE and Character Education (Our World) Leader -
St Chad’s CE (VC) Primary School prides itself on being a fully inclusive educational setting. Our school is committed to an education that enables people to live life in all its fullness and fulfils the words of Jesus in John 10:10: “I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly.” Every one of us is loved unconditionally by God.
We follow the PSHE Association framework - overviews for each year group can be found under 'PSHE Overviews'. PSHE is taught weekly.
Department for Education Statutory Guidance states that from September 2020 all schools must deliver relationships education. The parental right to withdraw pupils from RSE remains in primary education for aspects of sex education, which are NOT part of the Science curriculum. This is due to primary sex education being non-statutory.
Please see the document below for more information on government guidance. More detailed information about PSHE and SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) at St Chad's can be found in our policy.
Parental Right to Withdraw
Parents do not have the right to withdraw their children from relationships education.
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from the [non-statutory/non-science curriculum] components of sex education within RSE.
Requests for withdrawal should be put in writing using the form found in Appendix 2 of the PSHE and SRE Policy and addressed to the headteacher.
Alternative work will be given to pupils who are withdrawn from sex education.
SIAMS Strand 3: Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
How well the school’s Christian vision supports the character and moral development of all pupils, giving them aspiration for themselves and hope for the communities of which they are a part.
What is Our World?
Our World is a short session of reflective learning delivered daily, centred around discussion and personal reflection. Each day focuses on a different theme: Character, British Values, Human Rights, Diversity or Mindfulness. This is carefully planned and tailored to suit our school. At St Chad's, we are passionate about developing the whole child, ensuring children leave our school well-rounded individuals. We aim for children to become more confident, have higher self-esteem, be more resilient and more mentally aware. Children have their own informal record of their emotional development and are able to reflect on this.